Rome with Family
Families with children have a good time in Rome despite the major sites and attractions not being very interesting for kids. While there might not be as many attractions devoted to children, Rome makes up for it by welcoming families of all sizes and ages.
The good thing for families visiting Rome is that the Historic Centre is compact and walkable. There are large pedestrian only spaces, and especially in Ancient Roman attractions there is a lot of space for children to even run around.
Kids especially like seeing the fountains in the squares of Rome, and a gelateria is always at an arm’s length away in Rome. And if you have a few days in Rome, be sure to take the Hop on Hop off bus for the kids to enjoy and point out places they want to come back and explore later.
Families in Rome for a longer stay or with cooking and space needs will find that the diversity of districts offers easy accommodation options, from Prati to Trastevere, to Monti, and even Termini if you want to be close to the transport hub.
Bars and restaurants will always be genuinely warm and friendly when they see children with families; so eating out, eating late, or wanting kid friendly meals in Rome is never a problem.
Public transport in Rome is plentiful, fast, cheap for parents, and free for kids under 10 years old. Buses and trains will accommodated strollers. And taking a short taxi ride now and then is hassle free and not expensive if you have a cranky toddler who needs to get home.